The LMS (bSpace) Replacement Project was a two-year initiative led by ETS to replace our current LMS, bSpace, with a new system that better meets the needs of our campus. Our priorities for the replacement include:
- Have a best-of-breed feature set that enhances teaching and learning
- Be open source and promote a community of learning and innovation among its users, developers and designers
- Afford for interoperability so that we (and our users) can leverage third-party tools for teaching
With this in mind, and having completed a survey of the market and our peers’ systems, we piloted Instructure’s Canvas LMS in Summer 2013 and supported a limited rollout in Fall 2013. Approximately one third of Spring 2014 classes were created using bCourses, UC Berkeley's version of Canvas.